Dede Allen

Editor, Assistant editor, Sound editor
One of the most distinguished film editors of the American cinema, and often considered one of the most imaginative and creative, Dede Allen has been associated with directors as varied as Arthur Penn (six films) and ... Read more »
Born: 12/03/1923 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Filmography

Editor (28)

Fireflies in the Garden 2011 (Movie)

(Editor)

A West Texas Children's Story 2006 (Movie)

Co-Editor (On-Line Editor)

Final Cut 2004 (Movie)

(Editor)

John Q. 2002 (Movie)

(Editor)

Wonder Boys 2000 (Movie)

(Editor)

The Addams Family 1991 (Movie)

(Editor)

Henry & June 1990 (Movie)

(Editor)

Let It Ride 1989 (Movie)

(Editor)

The Milagro Beanfield War 1988 (Movie)

(Editor)

Off Beat 1986 (Movie)

(Editor)

The Breakfast Club 1985 (Movie)

(Editor)

Harry & Son 1984 (Movie)

(Editor)

Mike's Murder 1984 (Movie)

(Editor)

Reds 1981 (Movie)

(Editor)

The Wiz 1978 (Movie)

(Editor)

Slap Shot 1977 (Movie)

(Editor)

Dog Day Afternoon 1975 (Movie)

(Editor)

Night Moves 1975 (Movie)

(Editor)

Serpico 1974 (Movie)

Film Editor (Editor)

Visions of Eight 1973 (Movie)

(Editor)

Slaughterhouse-Five 1972 (Movie)

(Editor)

Little Big Man 1970 (Movie)

(Editor)

Alice's Restaurant 1969 (Movie)

(Editor)

Rachel, Rachel 1968 (Movie)

(Editor)

Bonnie and Clyde 1967 (Movie)

(Editor)

America, America 1963 (Movie)

(Editor)

The Hustler 1961 (Movie)

(Editor)

Odds Against Tomorrow 1959 (Movie)

(Editor)
Actor (3)

NYTV: By the People Who Made It 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

American Cinema 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

Reds 1981 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Biography

One of the most distinguished film editors of the American cinema, and often considered one of the most imaginative and creative, Dede Allen has been associated with directors as varied as Arthur Penn (six films) and Sidney Lumet (four movies) and actors-turned-directors Paul Newman and Warren Beatty. She garnered two Oscar nominations in her long career: for Lumet's urban comedy "Dog Day Afternoon" (1975) and Beatty's biopic of journalist John Reed, "Reds" (1981).

Relationships

Stephen Fleischman

Husband
married c. 1950 now retired

Ramey Fleischman

Daughter
born c. 1954

Thomas Fleischman

Son
born c. 1952

EDUCATION

Actors and Directors Laboratory

Los Angeles , California

Scripps College

Claremont , California

Milestones

2000

Returned to film work as editor of "Wonder Boys"; garnered Best Editing Oscar nomination

1991

Last feature credit for nearly a decade Barry Sonnenfeld's "The Addams Family"

1981

Served as co-executive producer of Warren Beatty's "Reds"; also co-edited the film; earned second Oscar nomination

1975

Garnered first Oscar nomination for Sidney Lumet's "Dog Day Afternoon"

1973

Began collaboration with Sidney Lumet on "Serpico"

1970

Initial screen work for George Roy Hill on "Slaughterhouse Five"

1968

Worked for director Paul Newman for the first time on "Rachel, Rachel"

1967

First screen collaboration with Arthur Penn, "Bonnie and Clyde"

1961

Cut Robert Rossen's "The Hustler"

1959

Established reputation with "Odds Against Tomorrow"

1958

First feature as editor, "Terror from the Year 5000"

1957

Edited short film "Endowing Your Future"

1950

Moved back to the USA

1948

Traveled to France with her husband; remained for two years

1943

Started editing in the sound effects department at Columbia

1942

Moved to Hollywood, where she worked as a messenger for Columbia Pictures while attending college

Served in an executive capacity at Warner Bros.

Grew up in France and Switzerland

Taught at the Los Angeles Film School

Bonus Trivia

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Allen was a consultant to the producer for the Italian-made "Storia di una donna/Story of a Woman" (1980).

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